How to Reopen Snaps on Snapchat

Snapchat is comparatively a newer kid on the block but its influence on the users is immense. With millions of users and so many users turning up to use it daily, the kind of data handling that goes on this portal is very elaborate and hence the rules to reinforce the safety and security features on Snapchat are also very intricate. In fact, all social media applications keep on revamping their safety and security features so that the data of all the users can stay protected.

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Also, the major chunk of users on Snapchat are young and therefore their data safety is extremely important.

Ideally, when someone sends you a snap, you can only open it twice. Upon receiving the snap in your chat you can open your chat tab to access the snap.

On that snap, there will be ‘tap to view it’ written and hence you can tap on the snap it to view it for the first time. After the first time, there will be an option on the snap that says ‘hold to replay’.

You can tap that to view the snap again and post that the snap will be deleted.

This is how it is normally for everybody, but we are here to guide you about

How to Reopen Snaps on Snapchat

All you need to do in this method is to turn on the airplane mode on your phone. After turning in airplane mode, you need to go to your chats tab on Snapchat and view the snap twice. After that, you need to delete snap chat and reinstall it.

You need to keep in mind that the Snapchat tab is reinstalled otherwise this trick won’t work. Turning on airplane mode is also very important because otherwise, this trick will not work without it.

Here’s how you can:

1. Turn on Airplane Mode

When you get a notification that, you have received a new snap in your chat snap, turn on the airplane mode on your phone.

For android phones you can, swipe down the drop-down window by swiping your phone screen down. On the top right side of the screen, you will see an airplane. Make sure you turn that on so that your phone is in airplane mode. The best way to make sure that your phone is in airplane mode is by seeing that all the wifi and mobile network tabs disappear from the top of your screen.

2. Open the Snap

After you have turned on the airplane mode, go to your snap chat. In your chat box, go to the unopened snap. After that, you can view the snap twice by clicking on the snap. What you need to make sure is that you shouldn’t have opened the snap before turning on the airplane mode. In case you have already opened the Snap before turning on the airplane mode then you won’t be able to replay it many times.

You can click on ‘tap on it’ to view it and then ‘hold and replay’ to view it for the second time.

3. Delete Snapchat

After watching the snap twice by turning on the airplane mode make sure you delete snapchat. You can delete snap chat by pressing on to the app’s icon and clicking on remove from the drop-down list of options that open. If you are an IOD user then you can press on the app’s icon and drag it to the bin option to get rid of the application.

4. Turn Off the Airplane Mode

After you have deleted the Snapchat application, make sure you have turned off the airplane mode. After that connect to a secure and high Wi-Fi connection or toggle your mobile network on. After getting on a secure connection reinstall snap chat.

You can download the application from your play store or app store.

5. Open Snapchat

After you have successfully reinstalled snapchat, go to your app. In the chats tab, you will see a new snap notification. Upon receiving that notification, just turn on your airplane mode.

You can follow the above-mentioned steps again to reopen the snaps n number of times.


Ideally, you can only view the snaps two times when you receive them as snap chat records the number of times you open a snap. When your airplane mode is turned on then you can open your snaps but Snapchat won’t be able to recognize your activity and hence you can repeatedly switch on your airplane mode and view snaps before deleting and reinstalling the application. This is perhaps the only method that enables the user to do so.

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Dharmesh Donda

iStaunch is written by Dharmesh Donda, an avid Internet geek, IT professional since 2012. Have been in IT industry for more than a decade, and currently doing management and consulting work have taken a plunge into entrepreneurship.

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